Kimberly C. Stanley, EdD, MT(ASCP)
Anderson Continuing Education
Loose-Leaf Spiral Binding
Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Prevention of Medical Errors 2019 has been approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel. It satisfies the requirement for Florida licensees to earn two contact hours in prevention of medical errors.
This course is based on the chapter "Quality Indicators for the Total Testing Process.” It was published in Clinics in Laboratory Medicine: Risk, Error and Uncertainty: Laboratory Quality Management in the Age of Metrology, edited by Westgard, et al., published by Elsevier in March 2017. This chapter describes aspects of the ISO 15189 program, which is being implemented worldwide to significantly reduce medical errors in the laboratory.
This course addresses information current to laboratory testing practices and procedures, various analytical phases of testing, and the use of quality indicators to ensure precision and accuracy.
Currently, the ISO 15189 standard does not meet CLIA requirements and is unable to replace CLIA-based accreditation. However, this material does currently meet many of the technical requirements established by CLIA. Due to this factor, an increasing number of laboratories in the United States are now implementing the international standards as part of their individual quality management programs."
Reference: Schneider, Maurer, and Friedberg (2017). International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 15189. Annals of Laboratory Medicine, 37(5). 365-370. DOI: 10.3343/alm.2017.37.5.365